International Collaborative Research Programme (ICRP)

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INTRODUCTION
Through collaborative research programmes, a synergetic achievement is intended by such means as sharing knowledge and research facilities. This programme is specially designed to develop International Research Collaborations between Sri Lankan and International Research Institutions.
This programme will facilitate active researchers at any stage of their carrier to share and disseminate new and original ideas and/or techniques, initiate and undertake collaborative research/technology development and facilitate interaction and training of scientists, engineers, science and technology policy makers and research personnel. 

OBJECTIVES

To support Sri Lankan research-based institutions to develop collaborative relationships in research with well-established and recognized foreign institutions.

To facilitate Sri Lankan researchers to be a part of collaborative research programmes of high quality and mutual concern.

To facilitate knowledge/skill development, technology transfer and science communication internationally.

To develop nationally significant programmes related to Science Technology and Innovation as well as research projects which address global challenges.

KEY POINTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:
       At least two researchers should collaborate;    
               A Principal Investigator (PI) affiliated to a Sri Lankan University or a Research Institution
                                                                           &
               A Principal Investigator (PI) affiliated to a Foreign University or a Research Institution


       Minimum qualifications for the PI – Sri Lanka
                Sri Lankan citizen and currently residing in Sri Lanka
                Registered under NSF STMIS Database
                Affiliated to a Sri Lankan University or a Research Institution
                Master’s degree with a minimum of one year full time research component

WORTH TO NOTE:
•    An applicant cannot have more than two ongoing research projects funded by the NSF as a PI at NSF.
•    Identifying an international collaborator and preparing a joint proposal is the responsibility of the PI.
•    NSF will not entertain applications directly from the International collaborators for funding under any component of ICRP.
•    For More details refer the ‘ICRP Guidelines’ or contact NSF

DOWNLOADS :
•    ICRP Application 1
(Doc / Pdf)
•    ICRP Application 2 (Doc / Pdf)
•    ICRP Guidelines